Nights for Tuesday 20 December 2016
6:30 Summer Sonic Tonic - Summer
7:12 Our Own Odysseys - Loving Haiti
Karim Dickie shares his Haiti adventures, including witnessing a Fet Gede voodoo ceremony.
7:30 The Sampler
Nick Bollinger revisits some of the standout albums of 2016.
8:12 Nights' Pundit - Religion
Religious studies Prof. Douglas Pratt from the University of Waikato on Oman's unique experience of Islam.
8:30 Window on the World
The number of women in prison globally is rapidly increasing. Researchers at the World Prison Research Programme have calculated that since the year 2000, the female prison population has grown by 50%, compared with an 18% rise in male prisoners over the same period. In this programme we hear from six women who are defying the odds and are united in their passion for business, enterprise and self-employment which has allowed them to turn their lives around on the outside.
9:07 Tuesday Feature I
Five years after the uprisings of the Arab Spring, conflict within the Arab world about the role that Islam should play in political governance is more intense than ever. The hopes of those who dreamt of a peaceful transition to democracy have largely been dashed. Political Islam has tasted power then lost it and extremist ideologies have come to the fore.
In the final episode of her series Islam, People & Power, Saudi Arabian Journalist and filmmaker, Safa Al Ahmad asks: "Where do we stand now?"
9:35 Tuesday Feature II
HARDtalk's Stephen Sackur speaks to Homa Hoodfar, a Canadian- Iranian academic recently released after 112 days imprisoned in Iran's notorious Evin prison. Why did a respected anthropologist become an enemy of the Iranian state? Reading the political mood inside Iran is notoriously difficult. Since last year's nuclear deal it seemed the relatively moderate President Rouhani was in the ascendancy. But Homa Hoodfar has reason to see things differently.
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Date Line Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots.Tonight he previews some of the line-up of international and local musicians who are coming to Womad in March next year as well as an interview with with the Program Manager, Emere Wano.
Music played in this show
Summer Sonic Tonic- Summer
artist: The Lucksmiths
song: T-Shirt Weather
artist: Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
artist: Paul Kelly
song: Roll on Summer
artist: The Stranglers
artist: Lana Del Rey
song: Summertime Sadness
artist: Billie Holiday
artist: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
song: Summer Nights